Swansea will sway to Latin American rhythms

Swansea will sway to the rhythm of a Samba beat this week when the Latin American Festival arrives in the city.

The festival is being held at the Dylan Thomas Centre on Friday February 12 and Saturday February 13 and focuses on the culture of Brazil with music, film, dance and a photographic exhibition.

It’s one of many events taking place at Swansea Council venues this month to satisfy the tastes of culture vultures.

The events include:

  • The Skin Deep exhibition at Swansea Museum from Saturday February 13. This will look into the history of skin decorations and tattoos from ancient times right up to the present day. The Sea Swansea exhibition that focuses on the history of sailing as a recreational and semi-professional activity also continues to run throughout the month. A free, Maori mask-making Workshop is taking place on Sunday February 14 from 10.30am to 4pm.
  • Three new exhibitions at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery including The Escapades of the Higher Man by Tom Pope which opens on Saturday February 20 and features a series of previously unseen works taken in Marseille last year.
  • An exhibition of images from local artists to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Dylan Thomas Centre from Tuesday February 16. The poet in the bookshop for February is the award-winning Alison Bielski.
  • A fact-finders trail at the National Waterfront Museum from Saturday February 13 to Friday February 19. Petrolefun, a hands-on workshop about oil, is also taking place over half-term as well as the chance to make a bug box. The Make a Bug Box sessions take place from 1pm to 4pm on February 13, 14, 20 and 21.

Cllr Graham Thomas, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Recreation and Tourism, said: ” Swansea has a rich range of cultural venues that offer a wide variety of events and exhibitions for all ages and tastes.

“The educational and fun events planned for February will be as enjoyable as they are insightful.”

Visit www.discoveringswansea.com for more information on Swansea’s cultural venues and events.

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